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Article: Validation of the Hong Kong accident and Emergency Triage Guidelines

TitleValidation of the Hong Kong accident and Emergency Triage Guidelines
Authors
KeywordsTriage
Hospital
Emergency service
Validation studies
Issue Date2013
Citation
Hong Kong Medical Journal, 2013, v. 19, n. 3, p. 198-202 How to Cite?
AbstractObjective To validate the Hong Kong Accident and Emergency Triage guidelines. Design Retrospective chart review. Setting The Accident and Emergency Department of a tertiary hospital in Hong Kong. Participants Patients who attended the Accident and Emergency Department on one day in February 2012. Main outcome measures The inter-rater reliability in two pairs of nurses grouped according to experience and validity as compared with an expert panel. Results Of the 100 patients recruited and triaged into levels 1 to 5, the weighted kappa coefficient (inter-rater reliability) for the two pairs of nurses was 0.699 and 0.717, respectively. The weighted kappa coefficient for validity was 0.766. When only patients in triage levels 3 and 4 were included, the weighted kappa coefficient for reliability dropped to 0.632 and 0.585, respectively. The weighted kappa coefficient for validity also decreased to 0.558. Conclusions The overall inter-rater reliability and validity of the Guidelines appeared acceptable. Further revision of the Guidelines on triaging patients to levels 3 or 4 is probably necessary.
Persistent Identifierhttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/210102
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2015 Impact Factor: 0.887
2015 SCImago Journal Rankings: 0.279

 

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dc.contributor.authorFan, Mandy M W-
dc.contributor.authorLeung, L. P.-
dc.date.accessioned2015-05-22T06:06:38Z-
dc.date.available2015-05-22T06:06:38Z-
dc.date.issued2013-
dc.identifier.citationHong Kong Medical Journal, 2013, v. 19, n. 3, p. 198-202-
dc.identifier.issn1024-2708-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/210102-
dc.description.abstractObjective To validate the Hong Kong Accident and Emergency Triage guidelines. Design Retrospective chart review. Setting The Accident and Emergency Department of a tertiary hospital in Hong Kong. Participants Patients who attended the Accident and Emergency Department on one day in February 2012. Main outcome measures The inter-rater reliability in two pairs of nurses grouped according to experience and validity as compared with an expert panel. Results Of the 100 patients recruited and triaged into levels 1 to 5, the weighted kappa coefficient (inter-rater reliability) for the two pairs of nurses was 0.699 and 0.717, respectively. The weighted kappa coefficient for validity was 0.766. When only patients in triage levels 3 and 4 were included, the weighted kappa coefficient for reliability dropped to 0.632 and 0.585, respectively. The weighted kappa coefficient for validity also decreased to 0.558. Conclusions The overall inter-rater reliability and validity of the Guidelines appeared acceptable. Further revision of the Guidelines on triaging patients to levels 3 or 4 is probably necessary.-
dc.languageeng-
dc.relation.ispartofHong Kong Medical Journal-
dc.subjectTriage-
dc.subjectHospital-
dc.subjectEmergency service-
dc.subjectValidation studies-
dc.titleValidation of the Hong Kong accident and Emergency Triage Guidelines-
dc.typeArticle-
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dc.identifier.doi10.12809/hkmj133900-
dc.identifier.pmid23568939-
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dc.identifier.volume19-
dc.identifier.issue3-
dc.identifier.spage198-
dc.identifier.epage202-

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